Forging is one of the oldest metalworking methods. In the past, welding was used to make kitchenware and tools. Since the industrial revolution, it has been widely used to develop mechanisms for machines. It is a process in which heated metal is worked by hitting it with a hammer. In the latter two, the metal is heated, usually in a forge. Forging metal is in some cases stronger than when a particular shape is cast or machined. This method has a more natural way of deforming metal because the texture variation remains the same.
Forging can be classified in various levels, depending on the temperature: Cold forging, warm forging and hot forging.
Forming materials with forging techniques
Forging is a manufacturing process in which the shape of metal changed by applying external force. This is done under warm conditions, but it could also be done in normal temperatures. The main difference with forging hot metal, is that it is easier to reshape it then with cold forging. The method has a lot of benefits. We would like to discuss a few of them:
– Heat forging offers high ductility;
– It has better response than heat treatment;
– It is very reliable and less costly than other metalworking methods;
– Forging provides a higher level of structural integrity of the metal than any other metalworking processes
Forging trainings and master classes
Forging is the processing of metal by hitting it with a large hammer, to create shapes that are often found in machines. It has a lot of benefits, such as reliability and a lower cost level. In our training courses and masterclasses, we discuss all the things you need to know to implement this method in your company. We would like to contribute to sustainable results for our customers.
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